Supreme Court to hear same-sex marriage arguments

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Tuesday is a potential watershed moment for gay and lesbian couples. After rapid changes that have made same-sex marriage legal in all but 14 states, the Supreme Court will hear arguments over making it the law of the land.

All eyes will be on the justices for signals they might be prepared to rule that the Constitution forbids states from defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman. Outside the court, people have been waiting in line since Friday for prized seats.

The cases before the court come from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. A federal appeals court upheld those states’ bans in November. Most other federal courts have ruled for same-sex couples since the justices struck down part of the federal anti-gay marriage law in 2013.

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